“Prison is like high school with knives.”
Ever since 1960, the convicts tried to rescue themselves from the prisons, which were believed to give unsuccessful attempts. Though the prisons were safeguarded very strictly, the convicts are still believed to have escaped in a way; the investigation is still going on. Look at the top prison break which left everyone baffled:
Built in 1960, this prison is covered by ice-chilled water on all the sides. The builders of this were quite more than confident that none can escape through this.
There was a strong belief of the unsuccessful run away from this prison. Everyone that tried to escape, were caught or also killed in this act. Despite this, 3 convicts manage to mysteriously escape from this prison in 1962.
Frank Morris, who was brought up in an orphanage, started his crimes at the age of 13, ranging from possessions to armed robbery. However, he was caught and sent to inescapable in 1960.
The Anglin Brothers
The Anglin Brothers were Morris’ cellmates. They used to rob and be involved in attempts that did not hurt anyone. They were also finally transferred to inescapable in 1960, after many of their failed attempts to escape.
Allen West was the fourth convict, who was imprisoned for murders and robberies. However, he could run away in the attempt of escape because he failed to finish, removing the ventilator from his cell.
Morris initiated the plan, and the four kept on thinking the way to escape. One fine day, they reached a decision to escape through the bay and sail away.
Morris made dummy heads with the mixture of soap and toilet paper and hid them under the blanket of their cells. This would make the guards believe on duty, that they haven’t escaped.
During the evening, the convicts could sing and play instruments. All of the four made use of this time to gather even the vacuum cleaner, cardboard and others to make their escape.
Allen West could make his escape through the dig of his cell, while the others did not wait for him. He, therefore, accepted his involvement to the authorities but never disclosed the entire plan.
The dig opened behind the cell tier in the corridor. As they climbed up, there was a huge noise in the prison. Since nothing else was heard, the guards decided not to investigate on this.
When the escape was finally known the next morning, this biggest manhunt search began. But the three convicts successfully escaped since then.
Searching the Bay
An extensive search was gone through when they finally discovered the prison escape. However, the prisoners were indeed able to escape the jail.
No bodies found
Even after 24 hours of research, there was no trace. No bodies were found and no equipment.
The search was not about to stop. After 4 days, the guards found a wallet in plastic with the photo, address and some general information.
On October 12, 2015, interest in the case was renewed when History Channel premiered a documentary about the 1962 escape, focusing on John and Clarence Anglin and the possibility that their escape was successful. Evidence produced by relatives including photos and Christmas cards seem to suggest the Anglins might have escaped to Brazil. No evidence has been produced to disclose the whereabouts of Frank Morris.
Despite public belief that Morris and the Anglins drowned in San Francisco bay, all three men still have open arrest warrants on them. The U.S. Marshals Office has continued the search going for each man individually until the date of each man’s 100th birthday.
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